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Sinema Seems To Mock Far-Left Democrats, Reporter Over Question Of Where She Stands On $3.5 Trillion Bill
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (R-AZ) leaves a lunch meeting with Senate Democrats at the U.S Capitol on September 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. Senator Schumer and the Democrats spoke on a range of issues, including the debt ceiling, the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion spending and social safety net package.
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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) seemed to mock the far-left-wing of the Democrat Party, as well as a reporter’s question on Wednesday when asked about where she stood on the Democrats’ massive $3.5 trillion social spending bill.

“Sinema, a onetime school social worker and Green Party-aligned activist, vaulted through the ranks of Arizona politics by running as a zealous bipartisan willing to break with her fellow Democrats,” The New  York Times reported. “She counts John McCain, the Republican senator who died in 2018, as a hero, and has found support from independent voters and moderate suburban women in a state where Maverick is practically its own party.”

Frank Thorp, a reporter with NBC News, highlighted an exchange that happened with Sinema today when she was confronted about where she stood on the multi-trillion dollar package:

Q: What do you say to progressives who are frustrated they don’t know where you are?

SINEMA: “I’m in the Senate.”

Q: There are progressives in the Senate that are also frustrated they don’t know where your are either.

SINEMA: “I’m clearly right in front of the elevator.”

Sinema’s opposition to the $3.5 trillion bill, which the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has estimated could actually cost over $5 trillion, comes at a time when inflation has skyrocketed under the Biden administration.

Sinema has faced intense criticism for standing her ground against her party’s attempt to ram through the multi-trillion package.

Sinema was even threatened by the Arizona Democrat Party that they would give her a vote of “NO CONFIDENCE” if she did not give into to Democrats’ demands:

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: The Arizona Democratic Party will closely watch Senator Sinema’s votes in the coming weeks and if Senator Sinema does not vote in favor of Filibuster reform to change the Senate rules in order to allow the passage of The For The People Act – voting rights bill, the John Lewis Voting Rights Bill, and other urgent legislation, for example the PRO ACT, that has already passed by the House and if she votes against the Senate Reconciliation Budget Bill, also referred to as the Human Infrastructure Package and the American Families Plan supported by President Biden and the vast majority of Democrats in both the House and the Senate, and if she continues to delay, disrupt, or votes to gut the Reconciliation Package of its necessary funding, then the Arizona Democratic Party State Committee will go officially on record and will give Senate Sinema a vote of NO CONFIDENCE.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED – that before the next State Committee Meeting (Jan. 2022) the ADP State Committee gives the ADP Chair and the Executive Board the authority and power, if the conditions of the preceding paragraph are met, to issues a formal letter of CENSURE to Senator Sinema with the clear understanding she could potentially lose the support of the ADP in 2024.

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